WSGR
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

CodigoDelSur
CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

Xero
Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

Startup Weekend

 

Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.



Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Startup Weekend Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend Fellowship.


Team and Advisors

Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Semester

Great companies start with great people. In this session, you will learn how to identify the key hiring needs for your company, how to recruit key hires like Co-Founders (even if you can’t offer any salary), and the best practices for equity allocation amongst a startup workforce. Assignments include identifying and contacting potential advisors, building a hiring strategy and pipeline, starting your first “product sprint”, and more.

Goal:
Recruit your first team members.
Date:
2017-03-01, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Suz Somersall
CEO, KiraKira

Suz Somersall is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for building companies at the intersection of arts and technology. She's the founder and CEO of KiraKira. She created KiraKira to encourage more girls and young women to pursue careers in STEAM with an easier path than...

Steven Frisch
Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor, CentralSpark.io

Steven J. Frisch is a prolific serial entrepreneur with 7 exits totaling $688 million. He has over 27 years experience as a CEO, chairman & board member. Steve is a passionate builder of companies from concept to traction and from traction to acquisition; He's also a ment...

Dan Arkind
Dan Arkind - Founder & CEO, JobScore (San Francisco FI) , JobScore

Dan is the co-founder and CEO of JobScore, a freemium online hiring solution used by 1000+ employers. Dan is a 15+ year veteran of the tech startup talent wars and has filled every role from hire 0 to 150 at technology startups - including connecting co-founders. Dan ...


Giselle Bisson
Founder, Visibility Shift

Giselle has 25 years deep inside Silicon Valley helping technology startups start up, and mature brands reposition and relaunch for evolving markets, including several venture-funded startups with successful exits. Startups she has worked with include brands funded, pa...

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